“Times” Gone Past…

15 Years Ago
Darrin and Debbie Summers announced the birth of their daughter, Teagan Leigh Summers.  They ran a Name the Baby Contest with restaurant gift certificates awarded to category winners.  Some of the categories were most popular name - Carly, most appropriate - Oops, and most ridiculous - Pumpernickel Humperdink.

Richard Conley was recognized for 10 years of service to Kansas Department of Transportation.

Jackie Blaesi, Natalie Cress, Miss Julie Falcon, and other students started a business in Weskan High School.  They sold balloons, candy and stuffed animals to make money for "student improvement projects."

50 Years Ago
Ed’s Food Store advertised 14oz Catsup at 5 for $1.00 and Bacon for .59/lb.

Wallace County farms yielded $8,356,000 in the prior year.  The Standard Rate and Data Service released reports after covering nearly every county in the US.  This gross receipts total was $582,000 higher than the year before.  The figure took into account the cash proceeds from farm marketings, government payments, and "income in kind", which is the value of home-grown products consumed on the farm.  The breakdown of cash receipts from farm marketing showed 47% was from the sale of crops and 53% was from sales of livestock, dairy products and poultry.

100 Years Ago
Ordinance 64 was published regarding rules and regulations for driving automobiles in the town of Sharon Springs.  Notable rules included:  the speed limit in town would be 12mph.  Drivers must have up-to-date license and number for your car.  Vehicles going east or west had the right of way on those going north or south.  Do not turn around in streets or cut across streets, use the intersections.  Extend either your left or right arm horizontally to signal a change of direction.  If your car has a light dimmer, use it.  The unnecessary use of your spot lights and horns will not be tolerated.  The town marshal was given explicit orders to enforce these laws.   

Instant Postum sought the business of coffee drinkers.  They stated there was a danger zone for coffee drinking as nerves would "act up".  They said it was easy to switch as "nothing in pleasure is missed by the change, and greater comfort follows as the nerves rebuild."


Sharon Springs News Around Town

Those enjoying Thanksgiving dinner at the Senior Center on Thursday Nov, 23, 2017 were: Jon Herl; Kent Huffman; Ja’asia Stafford; Joan Harrison; Milton and Carol Tokoi: Jyma Stafford; Bobby Akers; Jo Hunter; Pat Neff; Francees Hickman; Randy and Low Ann; Gebhards; Debbie... [More]

Wallace County Winter Extravaganza

On Saturday, December 2, 2017 the Wallace County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the annual kick-off to the Christmas Holidays. Many events are planned for Saturday starting with the Flea Market at 8:00 am to 1:00 pm being held at... [More]

Schurr wins essay competition

  Haylee Schurr, formerly of Sharon Springs, won first place in the Goodland VFW Post essay contest for her essay “America’s Gifts for my Generation.” Haylee’s English teacher, Mrs. Artzer, encourages her students to write and given the opportunity,... [More]

Man Sentenced to Prison

Wallace County District Court, Wednesday, November 15 - Luis Carlos Lechuga was sentenced to 72 months in prison after pleading “no contest” to charges of indecent aggravated liberties with a child. Lechuga has been incarcerated in the Wallace County jail since being... [More]

Christmas the Cowboy Way

For forty years, Riders In The Sky have been keepers of the flame passed on by the Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, reviving and revitalizing Western music. And while remaining true to the integrity of the genre, they have themselves become modern-day icons by... [More]

Navigating the Confusing World of Medicare and Retirement

Greeley County Health Services is hosting a special community education seminar entitled, Navigating the Confusing World of Medicare and Retirement for Greeley and Wallace County residents on Tuesday, Dec. 6th at 5:30pm at the Senior Center in Tribune.   The... [More]

Break-in at local business

Controlled substances were stolen from Dixon Drug in Sharon Springs early Saturday morning.  Wallace County Sheriff Larry Townsend stated the incident occurred at approximately 6:00 am. He said a male individual breached locks and was in and out in less than two minutes.... [More]

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Bugle Notes....News from the Fort Wallace Museum

Are you ready to ring in the Christmas Season? Come join us in Wallace this Sunday at 5 pm MST for a special Candlelight Christmas service at the 1888 Bethany Lutheran Church! The traditional service with Swedish influence will be joined with the sounds of the men’s ac... [More]

Bugle Notes....News from the Fort Wallace Museum

One ongoing project undertaken this fall by the Fort Wallace Memorial Association is planning for a new home for the Rhea Pump Organ Collection. These 55-plus pump and reed organs were donated to the Fort Wallace Museum, but are currently in storage until a permanent home can... [More]

Bugle Notes....News from the Fort Wallace Museum

Even though the peak travel season is behind us, we are still having several visitors a day into the Museum! And there are several events planned for this winter! Make plans to join us at the Museum for a very special Christmas observance and party on Sunday, December 10 at... [More]

Bugle Notes....News from the Fort Wallace Museum

We here at the Fort Wallace Museum enjoyed a weekend of learning more about antique weaponry, as well as some delicious food and fellowship! Although noted expert Greg Higginbotham was unable to make the drive from Independence, Missouri, due to serious illness, the “show... [More]

Bugle Notes....News from the Fort Wallace Museum

Are you all "fired up" for the fundraising event this Sunday? The "Hands-On History" shooting event will begin promptly at 3 PM MT on the north grounds of the Fort Wallace Museum; come for your chance to handle 19th century firearms, including Henry carbines, trapdoor rifles... [More]

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    Travel and Tourism

    In this season of joy and travel, we hope to welcome many visitors to Wallace County - to shop, to hunt, for basketball games and to share the season with family! Also, remember to shop local and support our local businesses! Dollars spent in our community circulate many times,... [More]

    Townsend Tavern

    The Towns End Tavern will be bringing an upscale dining experience to Sharon Springs.  Set in a restored historic building, its relaxed atmosphere will be perfect for date nights or getting together with family and friends. Located at 117 N. Main Street, in the building... [More]

    Travel and Tourism

     The opening weekend of Pheasant Season approaches and the outlook is positive in every way for 2017-2018! The word is that our motels are full for the next several days, but there are still vacancies for the weeks ahead! The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism... [More]

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